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Two Social Protection Programs in Pakistan

  • Ijaz Nabi

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    (Country Director, International Growth Center, Pakistan, and Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.)

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    Pakistan has launched two far reachingsocial protection programs. The federal government’s Benazir Income Support Program has, at its core, an unconditional cash grant for the poorest households. Responding to the concern that this runs the risk of creating a large pool of permanent government handout recipients, the federal government has also launched an ambitious skills development program. At the provincial level, the government of Punjab is implementing skills development as social welfare in the four poorest Southern Punjab districts. The paper discusses the structure of the two programs, their success at reaching the poor and the monitoring challenges to assess their overall effectiveness.

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    Article provided by Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics in its journal Lahore Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2013)
    Issue (Month): Special Edition (September)
    Pages: 283-304

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    Handle: RePEc:lje:journl:v:18:y:2013:i:sp:p:283-304
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